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Deflector Beam

by MrPhil - Competition Entry

You are a peaceful, un-armed UFO, but this planet isn't having it. Protect your self from them using you Deflector Beam.

This is a XNA application, so the follow are/might be prerequisites:
Windows Installer 3.1
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 3.1

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#17Community3.91
#94Humor2.00
#102Coolness5%
#118Innovation2.71
#129Audio1.40
#134Theme2.62
#160Overall1.86
#162Graphics1.67
#163Fun1.64

Comments

sfernald says ...
Aug 22, 2010 @ 9:19pm

is it possible to provide an exe that can be run without an installer? installers suck for this compo.

Aug 23, 2010 @ 7:07am

A nice attempt, but in need of a lot of tweaking before it shows its full potential. Would be nice to see some sounds and maybe some explosions, and the beam would be nicer if it moved faster and gave you more control over bouncing the bullets.

Still, good try, and a very appetising journal! :P

MrPhil says ...
Aug 23, 2010 @ 11:30am

@ sfernald - The installer helps with all the XNA prerequisites and so is the easiest. It's also a minimal install. But, I'll see what I can do.

@alistar - Thanks. I completely agree with your assessment. Unfortunately, I lost too much time dealing with some physic engine issues.

Jamin says ...
Aug 23, 2010 @ 7:24pm

The installer does not seem to run under Wine.

I'll give it a try sometime after I've rebooted into Windows.

ChainedLupine says ...
Aug 24, 2010 @ 2:11am

I concur with sfernald, I do not like games that require installation for a compo.

Welcome to LudumDare, I hope you enter again!

JDruid says ...
Aug 24, 2010 @ 7:28am

I can win the game with almost perfect health by just keeping z button down.

MrPhil says ...
Aug 24, 2010 @ 5:17pm

Okay guys, I put up a zip that should let you play without the installer.

@JDruid - yep, it's a feature! :D

Jerm says ...
Aug 24, 2010 @ 9:47pm

There wasn't much to this one, so not much to say about it. Very easy to beat and not much variety.

The installer didn't both me, but perhaps you should call your game something other than 'LD18'. :)

Great food photos though. :)

Hempuli says ...
Aug 25, 2010 @ 6:58am

Could it be possible to provide a zip for those who have the frameworks and such installed?

stqn says ...
Aug 26, 2010 @ 6:00pm

I liked your food photos and motivational posters! :)

Martoon says ...
Aug 29, 2010 @ 10:00am

Looks like the start of something good. I like the weighty feel of the of beam. If you spent as much time on your game as you did on preparing awesome food, you'd have a AAA title. ;)

pekuja says ...
Sep 5, 2010 @ 12:37am

Heh, a neat game, although I expected the deflector beam to act a bit more like a deflector beam rather than a baseball bat. :-P
It also seemed like the end bit didn't really act like a proper arc, but a two-edged polygonal thing?

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